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Kruger National Park Rhino Population Crash Underscores Continued Poaching Threat Facing World’s Rhinos

Kruger National Park in South Africa is considered the stronghold for Africa’s white rhinos. The park, located in the northeast corner of the country on the border with Mozambique, is home to the largest free-roaming white rhino population in all of Africa, and also supports a smaller population of Critically Endangered black rhino. However, newly […]

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World Rhino Day 2020: No Time for Complacency

By Taylor Tench, Policy Analyst Today marks the 10 years since the first World Rhino Day celebration on September 22, 2010. A lot has happened in the last decade. Back in 2010, conservationists were growing alarmed at what was then a new spike in rhino poaching. A total of 426 rhinos were reportedly poached in […]

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Thirty Years After the Ivory Ban: Japan Still Threatens Africa’s Elephants

by Allan Thornton, President EIA Thirty years ago, in response to the massive killings of some 70,000 elephants a year, the Parties to CITES up-listed all African elephant populations to Appendix I, banning almost all international trade. Being at the Conference of the Parties for that particular moment – when the ban was announced – […]

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End of an Era: Yahoo! Japan Ceases Ivory Sales

Yahoo! Japan’s new policy prohibiting the sale of elephant ivory products on its shopping and auction platforms went into effect November 1st, fulfilling an announcement Yahoo Japan made in August 2019. After years of justifying sales of ivory, Yahoo! Japan’s decision to change its policy was based on evidence that ivory purchased on Yahoo! Auctions […]

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Japan’s Ivory Trade Faces Intensifying Opposition at Home and Abroad

    Click here to watch this video with Japanese subtitles. The Government of Japan’s policy to continue ivory trading is facing intensifying opposition as major economies around the world take steps to close their domestic ivory markets to help protect Africa’s rapidly declining elephants from poaching. Next week Yahoo! Japan will end its $10 […]